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What Diodorus may have been doing, in addition to defending a Megarian view of universal necessitation, was finding a way to talk about possibilities in a Megarian view of the world. That is, his position would allow him to assert that there is indeed a meaning for the word ‘possible,’ even though nothing can happen except what does happen. The later history of the Master is closely associated with the Stoic school, which began with Zeno of Citium (335–263 BCE). Zeno learned logic from Megarian teachers, and Zeno and his follower Cleanthes (331–232 BCE) responded to the Master.
2. 3. What is past is necessary. The impossible does not follow from the possible. There is something possible which neither is nor will be true. The first of these recalls the argument of On Interpretation 9. ’ His view here conflicts directly with Aristotle, who asserts that there are possibilities that never become actual. What Diodorus may have been doing, in addition to defending a Megarian view of universal necessitation, was finding a way to talk about possibilities in a Megarian view of the world.
Subsequent logicians, including Aristotle’s own close associate Theophrastus, did not follow him in this and instead offered analyses of the role of sentential composition in arguments. With Chrysippus, this develops into a full-fledged sentential logic, resting on five ‘indemonstrable’ forms of inference. The Stoics stated these using ordinal numbers as place-holders for propositions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. If the first, then the second; the first; therefore the second. If the first then the second; not the first; therefore not the second.